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How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $289 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 8 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.
Number of
Patients
469
Rank: 4th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
2,466
Rank: 7th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
5.3 This Provider
Avg 7.6
Total Paid
by Medicare
$121K
Rank: 6th
out of 29 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$257 This Provider
Avg $289

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most patients within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Patients saw before

ROGER SANTALA MD

Patients saw after

Individuals

PAMELA SMITH

VENU THIRUKONDA

BROCK WHITTENBERGER

JEFFRY LINDENBAUM

DEAN BRUSCHWEIN

Organizations

BILLINGS CLINIC

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 53 different services in 2014
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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in a facility
630
times performed,
26% of his services

1st 1st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

213
patients got this service, 45% of his patients
3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3.5)
$58,697an average of $93 per time performed $36,660
an average of $58 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in a facility
345
times performed,
14% of his services

2nd 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

220
patients got this service, 47% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.8)
$19,962an average of $58 per time performed $12,341
an average of $36 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 35 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99233
Performed in a facility
300
times performed,
12% of his services

3rd 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

59
patients got this service, 13% of his patients
4.9
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 3)
$62,118an average of $207 per time performed $24,555
an average of $82 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes ... +

Subsequent hospital inpatient care, typically 25 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99232
Performed in a facility
110
times performed,
4% of his services

4th 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

32
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
3.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 4.2)
$15,765an average of $143 per time performed $6,280
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 6... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 60 minutes ×

Service Code: 99205
Performed in a facility
58
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 9th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

58
patients got this service, 12% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$11,114an average of $192 per time performed $7,639
an average of $132 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per... +

Initial hospital inpatient care, typically 70 minutes per day ×

Service Code: 99223
Performed in a facility
53
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 17th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

40
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$19,458an average of $367 per time performed $8,491
an average of $160 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 5th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

27
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.9)
$8,082an average of $192 per time performed $3,296
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Hospital discharge day management, 30 minutes or less

Service Code: 99238
Performed in a facility
33
times performed,
1% of his services

8th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

23
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,842an average of $147 per time performed $1,892
an average of $57 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
29
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

29
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 2.7)
$3,714an average of $128 per time performed $901
an average of $31 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.73% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

16
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$900an average of $50 per time performed $254
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
17
times performed,
0.69% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

15
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$697an average of $41 per time performed $177
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
14
times performed,
0.57% of his services

12th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MT perform this service

11
patients got this service, 2% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$182an average of $13 per time performed $41
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.53% of his services

13th 13th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

13
patients got this service, 3% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$2,160an average of $166 per time performed $1,357
an average of $104 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Roger G. Santala
Average for Hematology & Oncology Providers in Montana

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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